Monday, April 18, 2022

Cessna 182R Skylane, N9388X: Accident occurred April 15, 2022 at Moton Field Municipal Airport (06A), Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ERA22LA197

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing. 

Civil Air Patrol Inc

Date: 15-APR-22
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N9388X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91


  1. I reckon they'll find a buckled firewall, too. I've flown the newer (2017) CAP Cessna 182 a few times, and I can tell you it's nose heavy and drops like a rock if your landing speed and flare marginal. Can almost guarantee you they flared, plane floated, then the nose dropped 10' onto the pavement. Just a guess....

    1. Yep that was my first thought too. These fixed gear don't collapse on their own obviously. It's not just an easy transition to go from a 172 to a 182. It requires serious attention to the flare, and like you said if you get behind on the flare that nose will drop beyond recovery and there goes the bounce and nose gear/firewall damage.